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Table 1 Absolute number and percentage (%) distribution of cats according to group and clinical-epidemiological variables

From: Domestic feline contribution in the transmission of Sporothrix in Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil: a comparison between infected and non-infected populations

Study populations CRG
n (%)
SSG TOTAL
n (%)
p-value
Clinical-epidemiological variables -SG
n (%)
+SG
n (%)
  175 92 104 371  
Age (mean in years) 2.85 ± 2.8 4.45 ± 3.9 3.75 ± 3.1 3,51 ± 3,2
Male 88 (50.3) 41 (44.6) 62 (59.6) 191 (51,5) 0,035ϯ
Neutering 100 (57.1) 52 (56.5) 47 (45.2) 199 (53,6) 0,037*
Undefined Breed (UDB) 129 (92.1) 82 (95.3) 92 (94.8) 303 (93,8)  
Urban Area 133 (76.0) 78 (84.8) 82 (78.8) 293 (79,0)  
Contact with Soil/Plants 145 (82.9) 68 (73.9) 75 (72.1) 288 (77,6) 0,034*
Contact with Animals 164 (93.7) 80 (87.0) 76 (73.1) 215 (57,9) 0,0004*
Contact with Cats with Sporotrichosis 59 (33.7) 24 (26.1) 40 (38.5) 123 (33,2)  
Risk Event Prior to Lesion n.a. 28 (30.4) 43 (41.3) 71 (36,2)  
  1. CRG Colonization Research Group, SSG Sporotrichosis Suspicion Group, -SG Negative Sporotrichosis Group, +SG Positive Sporotrichosis Group
  2. *p < 0.05 between CRG and +SG; Chi-square Test
  3. ϯp < 0.05 between -SG and +SG; Chi-square Test
  4. n.a.: not analyzed